Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is a comprehensive nonprofit family service organization with offices located in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties.
Established in 1984 as the social service arm of the Palm Beach Diocese, Catholic Charities implements the charitable vision of our Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach. That is, to serve and advocate on behalf of those persons who do not have a voice or power to help themselves. Our mission is to help those who are most poor and vulnerable in the Diocese of Palm Beach through our 14 programs and ministries.
The services of Catholic Charities are available to all residents of the service area who qualify for the particular program. As the specific needs of the community change and the population rises, the services offered by Catholic Charities also change in response to those needs. Catholic Charities does not discriminate based on a client’s religion, nor on any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local discrimination laws.
Our Catholic Charities' mission is rooted in the fundamental belief that every person has the right to be treated with dignity and that every human life is sacred. Integral to our mission and vision are Catholic Charities’ core values of Faith, Respect and Service. These values underscore "why, how and what we do" within Catholic Charities. Our recognition that “God is in our midst” when we serve our clients, determines the moral strength of our agency. The time, care, dignity and professionalism that we offer each individual client and each other defines us as an exceptional agency.
Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we help and create hope for people in need, without regard to religion, by delivering social services, collaborating with others in building just and compassionate communities, and empowering individuals through education.
We invite you to read our latest annual report to learn of past year's activities and accomplishments.
Catholic Charities is accredited through The Council on Accreditation (COA) and certified by Nonprofits First. COA partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.
Please view our letter announcing our reaccreditation through COA.